Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby Wipes Clearance at Target!

I made a quick run to Target this afternoon to return something and came across a huge clearance on Huggies & Pampers baby wipes!

The Huggies wipes were marked down to $2.03.

- used $.50 off 1 wipes coupon from my home mailer

Final Price: $1.53 - $.02/wipe (even with Costco's Kirkland Signature price)

The Pampers Sensitive Thick Care wipes were marked down to $1.67.

- used $.50/1 coupon from the last P&G coupon insert

Final Price: $1.17 - $.019/wipe, cheaper than Costco!

If you don't have any coupons then this is not really a good deal unless you don't have a Costco membership. This deal could get sweeter if you have higher value coupons too!

Speaking of P&G coupon inserts, this coming weekend (4/3) there will be a new P&G insert in the Sunday paper and that insert will have a $1 off any Kandoo product coupon next to the Pampers coupons!

You can take that coupon with you to Target next time and get a pack of Kandoo wipes for only $.65!

Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes - $1.65

- use $1 off coupon

Final Price: $.65!

(These are great to carry around in your purse if you have a toddler. I have had many potty-training while out and about instances where they have come in SO handy!)

I also noticed a few big boxes of Huggies size 1 and 2 diapers on clearance for $30.00. If you need diapers right now you may want to check it out and take along the $3.00 off 1 Huggies Diapers printable from to get a big value box for around $27. I am kicking myself for not looking to see the count on these but since I don't buy Huggies usually I didn't think about it!

*Please note: Your milage will vary by store, I would not make a special trip to Target just for clearance items as not all stores will have the same items on clearance. If you are already headed there, take a look on the aisle end caps and you may be surprised to find the same thing!

And the Winner is... {Plus a Surprise Giveaway!}

The winner of the Yoplait Kid's Prize Pack giveaway is:

Emily who said, "My kids both love the Dora Yoplait Yogurt!"

Emily will be receiving her prize pack soon courtesy of Yoplait and My Blog Spark!

Disappointed that you did not win the giveaway? Don't be sad! Yoplait Kids has generously offered to give the 1st 20 Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom readers a coupon for a FREE pack of Yoplait Kids Yogurt!

Just fill out the form below and you will receive your coupon in the mail! Thanks to Yoplait through My Blog Spark for providing this awesome giveaway!

It's Back! 1/2 off Imagine Children's Museum!

Last year when Savvy Savings and Scholarships first debuted they had a great offering for 1/2 off a membership to Imagine Children's Museum up in Everett. I have regretted not buying that membership every time I have gone there since and I am SO glad that the deal is back! As you can see from the photo below, my daughter has had so much fun every time she has gone there, and we still haven't done everything there is to do there!

The deal will last for the next couple of days but could sell out so if you do want to buy it, do it soon! $38 will get you, your spouse and as many children as you have a year long membership. This is a great deal as admission per person is $7.75 so a family of four costs $31 just for 1 admission which means that your membership will pay for itself in just 2 trips!

Go HERE to sign up now and get your membership! 5% of your purchase will go to the preschool of your choice as well!

*Unfortunately existing members do not qualify for this deal.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Shopping Trip Today

I was pretty proud of my shopping trips to Walmart & Fred Meyer today so I thought I would do a little bragger post and show you all a picture of my "loot"!

My first stop was Walmart for just a couple of items that I had coupons for. I don't go to Walmart very often because it is so far away from my house. Since I was planning to go to Fred Meyer anyway I figured that I might as well drive the extra distance to get the few things I wanted!

My Purchase:
1 6pk White Cloud Toilet Paper (Double Roll) - $2.00
1 pack of Gain Dryer Sheets, 40 ct. - $1.89
1 pack of Starkist Tuna - $.78
Subtotal before coupons: $4.67
- used $1.00 off White Cloud TP from Feb. All You Magazine.
- used $.50 off Starkist Pouch product coupon
- used $3.00 off Gain Fabric Sheets coupon (Walmart gives OVERAGE on coupons now!)
Final Price out of pocket: $.15 + tax! Basically the overage from the Gain paid for the rest of my stuff!

Fred Meyer:
I posted some great deals for Fred Meyer this week this morning HERE and I ended up getting all of those things so I won't break them down again, but I did grab a couple of other items as well.

Philadelphia Cooking Creme - $2.50
Bag of Foster Farms Chicken Breasts - Clearance price for $9.95
- used coupon for free Cooking Greme from Kraft First Taste (-$2.50)
- used peelie coupon for $1.50 off chicken breasts wyb cooking creme (-$1.50)
Final Cost for 4.5 lbs of chicken and Philadelphia Cooking Creme: $8.45

Tropicana OJ - $2.49
- used $1.00 off coupon
Final Price: $1.49

My total cost for groceries this week was a whopping $39.00!! We will probably go out for dinner one of the nights this week, but other than that we are covered for food for the week and have enough cheese for about 6 months! Plus since I am so well-stocked on butter right now I am definitely going to whip up a batch of these cookies for dessert tonight with our friends!

Jetsetter: Salish Lodge!!

Jetsetter has another amazing deal on a beautiful Seattle area hotel! Stay at the beautiful Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie for as low as $45!

This would make the perfect overnight getaway for a birthday, anniversary, wedding night or any other special day! They have spa packages, a nice restaurant and Snoqualmie Casino is right near by! I am thinking this sounds like the perfect place for our 5 year anniversary coming up in June!

If you have a Jetsetter account already, just log in and book your night! If don't have an account yet, sign up HERE and you will receive a $25 credit just for signing up! The rate on the special is $120 so you would get this for $95 + taxes and fees!

How do you get it for as low as $45? A couple months back there was a special promotion for an additional $50 credit. Unfortunately it's no longer available but if you were one of the lucky ones to get it then this is a fabulous deal on a super nice "staycation"!

Plus spread the word to your friends, if one of them signs up under your link and buys the deal, you get $25 more in credit!

Fred Meyer: Stock Up on Butter & Cheese!

The Fred Meyer deals are hopin this week! This is a great opportunity to stock up on butter and shredded cheese!

Tillamook 8 oz. Shredded Cheese
- in-ad coupon
Final Price: $1.00 per bag! (Limit 10)

*This is the best price that I ever see this cheese at. It's local, tasty and this is definitely a chance to stock up! You can keep what you need in the fridge and throw the other bags in the freezer!

Challenge Butter, 1 lb - $2.50
- in-ad coupon
Stack with $1.00 off any Challenge product printable HERE
or use $1.00/1 blinkie box coupons found next to the butter!
Final Price: $1.50/lb!

*I have seriously had a hard time finding butter for under $3/lb lately so stock up on butter too! You can freeze what you aren't going to use right away.

A couple of other good deals:

Foster Farms Whole Fryers - $.88/lb

1 lb. Strawberries - $1.50/lb (not organic but this is a great price if you don't mind.)

Organic Braeburn or Cameo Apples - $.88/lb (great price!)

5 lb Box of Cuties Mandarins - $5.88
- use $1.00 off 1 coupon from 2/27 SS Insert
Final Price: $4.88 (under $1/lb.!)

Fabule$$ Free Samples!

Request your free sample of new PowerBar Protein Bites HERE!

Request your free samples of Dove Men+Care Body Wash AND Deodorant HERE from Walmart! (2 in 1, Woot!)

Free sample for Shout Color Catcher HERE. I recently tried this and it really works!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vocalpoint & Kraft First Taste: Possible Freebies!

Log in to your Vocalpoint account and sign up for a free sample of Frosted Mini Wheats! This sample will almost certainly arrive with coupons. Vocalpoint is one of my 2 favorite sample companies to be a part of and I highly recommend you sign up for an account if you don't have one already!

My other favorite sample group? Kraft First Taste! Free to join and you will periodically get coupons for completely free products! If you have an account already, log in today and see if you have an offer for a free 3 pack of Jello Temptations! This is the 2nd freebie I've gotten from them in less than 2 months! Last month I received a coupon for a free tub of the new Philadelphia Cooking Creme!

Enjoy your freebies!

QFC: Cheap Annie's Mac & Cheese!

QFC has an awesome deal on Annie's Mac & Cheese this week! It's part of the buy 10, save $5 instantly promotion.

Annie's Mac & Cheese, select varieties - $.99

Buy 10, Save $5 Promotion (You can Mix & Match with other items!)

Final Price: $.49/box!

This is an awesome deal, I very very rarely see Annie's for less than $1.50/box. I bought 8 boxes today and then got 2 boxes of Ronzoni Smart Taste (also part of the mix & match promo) and used $1.00 off 2 printable coupon to get the pasta for $.49/box too! I have heard reports that there are $.75/2 Annie's coupons at some stores next to the shelf, if you find these, you are a lucky duck and can get them for $.11/box!!

This supply will last us a long time; when something I buy regularly goes on sale at a rock bottom price, I will usually buy at least a 6 month supply, so by the next time the item goes on sale at a rock bottom price, I can stock up again and never end up paying that $1.50/box price!

Also, if you buy organic eggs:
Organic Valley Eggs, 1 dozen - $3.99
- use $.75 off 1 Printable coupon
Final Price: $3.25 for 1 dozen organic eggs.
*I usually buy them at Fred Meyer for $3.49/dozen so anything lower than that I'll take it!

My total today at checkout was $8.14! A 72% savings according to my receipt!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Week of 3/14

Well I thought I'd try my hand a posting a menu plan for the week on the blog. I've never done it before and I have been having big issues lately with not planning well enough. We have been ending up going out way more than necessary because we either A. have no food or B. I just don't want to cook anything! Maybe if I start posting my dinner menu plan for the week on here then I'll stick to it better. This week is not too hard for planning because we only need to plan out 3 dinners, the others are already taken care of.

Monday, 3/14:
Spaghetti & crock pot meat sauce with salad

Tuesday, 3/15:
Chicken (either teryaki or orange) and home made fried rice with veggies

Wednesday, 3/16:
Homemade artichoke heart & chicken pizza

Thursday, 3/17:
Family in town, out for dinner

Friday - Sunday:
Out of town in Leavenworth, will be eating with family at their homes and will probably use one of our Christmas gift cards to go out one of those nights!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yoplait Kids Prize Pack {Giveaway}

Are you struggling to find a nutritious kids snack that doesn’t sacrifice on taste?

Yoplait Kids has an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D, a good source of protein and the delicious taste kids demand. It also contains 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt, and has no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Yoplait Kids yogurt is a snack you can feel confident about serving to your kids!

With tasty flavor options, as well as calcium, vitamin D and protein to help build strong bones, Yoplait Kids yogurt is sure to be popular with parents and kids alike. A great value at just $2.00 for a pack of four, this yogurt comes in three delicious flavors, including Strawberry, Strawberry Banana and Vanilla. Kids will love finding their favorite friends, like Dora the Explorer, Lightning McQueen from the hit movie “Cars” and the Disney Princesses, on every cup.

I received a coupon & prize pack from Yoplait through My Blog Spark to try out the Yoplait Kids yogurt for myself and my daughter really loved it. We got the vanilla flavor with the Cars character on it and I think she was more excited about the cartoon than the yogurt!

It did make for a convenient snack and as an addition to her lunch bag when we went out one day! I like that there was no HFCS in the yogurt but the sugar content was still high for my liking. I tend to give her plain yogurt with real fruit mixed in; so this made for a nice, special treat!

If you have not tried any of the Yoplait Kids yogurt flavors yet, you can print a coupon for $.50 off HERE. I believe mine were on sale at my local Safeway for under $2, so you could easily get a 4-pack for about $1!


If you would like to win the above AWESOME Yoplait Kids prize pack, here is your chance!

One winner will receive:
•A coupon* for any variety of the Yoplait Kids yogurt products
•Foldable travel cooler/lunch box
•A cool four-piece spoon set
•A power magnet picture frame
•Trendy alphabet-shaped “Kiddie Bands”
•Great big bounce ball
•“My First Scavenger Hunt” card game

*This coupon offer for a free four pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.


Simply leave a comment on this post telling us which flavor your kids would like the most! Make sure you leave your email address in the comment so I have a way to contact you if you win! Example: Fabulesslyfrugalmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

Extra Entries:
Earn up to 3 more entries to the giveaway! Please leave a separate comment for each entry along with your email address.

1. Subscribe to my Fabule$$ blog through your favorite reader! Leave a comment saying you are a current or new subscriber!

2. Follow me on Twitter and "tweet" about this giveaway to your followers!

Tweet Example: "Enter to win a Yoplait Kids Prize Pack from @FabFrugalMom, @YoplaitYogurt & #MyBlogSpark!
(Ends 3/18)"

3. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment with a link back to your post so I can see it!

The giveaway begins today (3/10/2010) and ends at 9:00 PM PDT on Friday, March 18th, 2010. One winner will randomly be selected and notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address before another winner will be selected. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I was provided a prize pack and coupon for free product to facilitate my review. The coupon, prize pack, information and giveaway have all been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. My personal opinions of the product are 100% my own.

*FABULE$$ DEAL!* on Plum District TODAY Only!

Today only on Plum District you can get a $20 Target gift card mailed to you for referring only 4 people! They don't even need to make a purchase, just sign up! This is another one of those great daily deal sites geared toward moms & kids!

How to get it:
- Sign up for a Plum District account HERE or Log-in to your account.
- Click the "Get It" button for today's deal.
- Enter your shipping address and then start spreading the word by Facebook, Twitter, or email! - If 4 people sign up before the end of the day & confirm their account you will get your gift card mailed out within 10 business days!

Your referrals must be new signups to Plum District to qualify, they must sign up through your invitation and confirm their email address before the end of the day!

So easy, so go get it!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fred Meyer: Cheap Bounty & Charmin!

Today and Tomorrow (3/4 & 3/5) at Fred Meyer you can get a pretty good price on toilet paper & paper towels!

First, before you go to the store, you will need to register your Fred Meyer rewards card online and add the e-coupons to your card.

Go HERE to load your coupons and make sure you load the $3.00 off Charmin & $2.00 off Bounty coupons plus any others you'd like! You can print a list of all the coupons you have loaded as well to take to the store with you!

This week there is an in-ad coupon for Bounty & Charmin so grab your ad to take with you too or pick one up at the front of your store when you get there!

Charmin 12 pack Double Roll - $5.99 with in-ad coupon
- $3.00 e-coupon
Final Price: $2.99 for 12 Double Rolls ($.24/roll!)

Bounty 8 Pack - $5.99 with in-ad coupon
- $2.00 e-coupon
Final Price: $3.99 for 8 big rolls ($.50/roll)

*Important!! Make sure the cashier scans your in-ad coupon FIRST! Then your rewards card at the very end for the e-coupons to come off properly! I did this deal tonight and it worked perfectly!

I also noticed that the Annie's Natural Macaroni & Cheese was on sale for $1.00 per box! Costco used to carry a case of 15 of these for $12, unfortunately they don't carry it anymore so $1 per box is the best I've seen in a while!

Cupcake Royale: Facebook Deal

In the mood for cupcakes? As someone who is "with child" that answer is always yes for me these days! Here's a great deal for my favorite local cupcake joint!
Become a fan of Cupcake Royale on Facebook HERE and you can get a coupon for a FREE Bacon Maple Whiskey cupcake when you make a coffee purchase good this weekend (3/4 - 3/6) only!

Target Clearance Finds & Free Granola Bars!

There have been a ton of household items on clearance at Target lately! Since the P&G insert came out in last week's paper I thought it would be worth doing a post about what I found the other day!

Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars (2 Bar Packs) - $1 each found in the Dollar Spot at the front of the store.
- used $1.50 off 3 General Mills items Target Coupon
- used 3 $.50 off 1 Nature Valley Printables HERE and HERE
Final Price: 6 mini-boxes FREE!

Crest 3D Whitestrips Gift Box ($60 Value) on clearance for $21.48 from $43
- used $10 off 1 coupon from the 3/3 P&G insert
Final Price: $11.48 for 20 white strips, mouth wash, toothpaste, floss and a toothbrush!
*I have never tried these before but they are usually $30 minimum so my husband and I thought, hey, why not!

Bounce Dryer Bar, 4 Months - on clearance for $3.48
- used $.50 off any Bounce coupon from 3/3 P&G insert
Final Price: $2.98 for 4 months worth of not worrying about dryer sheets!

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent - on clearance for $1.57
- used $1 off coupon from P&G coupon booklet offer (NLA)
Final Price: $.57

Suave Professionals Men's Shampoo, 3 Pack - on clearance for $2.50

Purex 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets - on clearance for $3.48
- used $3.00 off coupon from RP insert about a month ago
Final Price: $.48 for 20 loads of laundry!

I also did THIS Charmin TP deal, but it's too complicated to post about exactly what I did! Lol!
As always, your mileage will vary by store, let me know what you find if you go! I have heard of some stores having baby products on clearance too!

Cellfire: Free Money!

Today only, if you log into your Cellfire account between now and 6pm PST you can load either a $.50 or $3.00 e-coupon to your Fred Meyer card! I am pretty sure this is for existing accounts only but everyone who has an account gets a coupon, you just have to log in to your account and save it to your card to get it!

I got $3 off my next purchase at Fred Meyer! Free Money!! Happy Friday!

Qdoba Seattle: $5 Meal Deal Today!

It's "Facebook Friday" day for Seattle area Qdoba restaurants again today! This week's deal is for a $5 meal deal when you "Like" them on Facebook! You'll receive a coupon good for an entree & a beverage for only $5! Good today (3/4/11) only!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jetsetter: Willows Lodge in Woodinville is offering a sale on an overnight stay at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville! If you are looking for a romantic, overnight trip for a special birthday, anniversary or Mother's day then this would be perfect! There is wine tasting everywhere nearby, Red Hook Brewery is pretty much next door, all the rooms have a fireplace and a soaking tub!

The special sale is for $125-140 per night depending on the date, but when you sign up HERE you get a $25 credit just for signing up so this deal would be only $100 for a romantic "staycation"!!

If you signed up a while back there was a special $75 credit you could have gotten, unfortunately it's no longer available but if you signed up and have the $75 credit then this deal is only $50 for a sweet overnight stay! Hurry, it could sell out at any moment!!

If Woodinville doesn't sound appealing they also have some great deals going for beautiful hotels in San Fransisco, Denver, Lake Tahoe and even more exotic locations! Worth checking out!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011